Stabilizing force feedback in bio-actuated control systems

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PATENT NO 4632341
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06698963

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A biomechanical feedback arrangement wherein a varying force tending to improve the neuromotor tracking response of a human subject, particularly in the presence of lateral or front-back G force fields, is added to the test subject input member of a feedback control system. Use of the biomechanical feedback in a high-performance aircraft and in a ground-based simulator apparatus is also disclosed, along with comparison results from simulator testing of human subjects.

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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air ForceWASHINGTON, DC717

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gruesbeck, William G Gettysburg, OH 4 292
McCollor, Donald G Springboro, OH 2 133
Repperger, Daniel W Vandalia, OH 21 574

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